The school is giving out an award for the best all-rounder, and Nicky and Noni want to win badly. But when they behave rudely with the school gardener and their bus driver, they come to realize that the prize depends on good manners as well...
Let's take a walk to our past
As you travel through time, dine with Mughal princess Jahanara Begum; have a jugalbandi with Mian Tansen; compete with the nawabs of Chandi Chowk in a kite-flying duel; be a part of Raja Ram Mohan Roy's fight for the girl child's education; revolt with Indian sepoys in ..
In eleven sharp, surprising stories, Neel Patel gives voice to our most deeply held stereotypes and then slowly undermines them. His characters, almost all of whom are first-generation Indian Americans, subvert our expectations that they will sit quietly by. We meet two brothers caught in an elabora..
In the wake of the Partition, a new country is born. Millions of refugees pour into Pakistan, torn from the lives they have left behind and reeling from the horrors they have witnessed on their hazardous journey. In this welter of chaos and deprivation, Sajidah and her father find their way to the W..
An elderly bureaucrat escapes the world to run a guest house on the banks of India's holiest river, the Narmada, only to find he has made the wrong choice. Too many lives converge here. Among those who disturb his tranquility are a privileged young executive bewitched by a mysterious lover; a novice..
A seamless blend of fable and philosophy, the Bhagavata Purana is perhaps the most revered text in the Vaishnava tradition. It brings to life the legends of gods, asuras, sages and kings-all the while articulating the crucial ethical and philosophical tenets that underpin Hindu spiritualism. The nar..
Returning to his long-time home in Japan after a sudden death, Pico Iyer picks up the steadying patterns of his everyday rites: going to the post office, watching the maples begin to blaze, engaging in furious games of ping-pong every evening. As he does so, he starts to unfold a meditation on chang..
Kathmandu is the greatest city of the Himalayas-a unique survival of cultural practices that died out in India 1000 years ago. It is a carnival of sexual licence and hypocrisy, a jewel of world art, a hotbed of communist revolution, a paradigm of failed democracy, a case study in bungled Western int..
The year is 1971
Tension is brewing between India and Pakistan
One secret could change the course of history . . .
It's now up to her
When a young college-going Kashmiri girl, Sehmat, gets to know her dying father's last wish, she can do little but surrender to his passion and patriotism and follow ..
Carpenters and Kings narrates how, contrary to popular perception, Western Christianity (which today includes Greek, Roman Catholic and all the Protestant denominations) was not brought to India in the colonial period, but rather was present in India and thriving two hundred years prior to the arriv..